Are you a patient looking forward to an immediate change in the shade of your teeth? Drs. Lustman and Cohen have your answer with Zoom!. The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to lighten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at our office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.
What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. Others include the use of tetracycline or excessive fluoride during tooth formation.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Drs. Lustman and Cohen can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference and the Zoom! Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend brushing twice daily with Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste, and touch-ups with Zoom! take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom!
Yes! Consulting Drs. Lustman and Cohen is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Zoom! is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades* in one hour.
How does the Zoom! in-office System work?
The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
Is the Zoom! in-office procedure painful?
No, during the procedure many patients listen to music, some even take a nap.
Are there any side effects?
There may be some increased cold sensitivity in the teeth during treatment,but this is usually temporary and will most likely disappear within 1-3 days. We reccommend an over the counter flouride rinse, such as ACT, to help minimize your sensitivty.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure.